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UPDATE: Trump said to be open to immigration reform

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WASHINGTON - A spokeswoman says President Donald Trump "does not support amnesty," but may be open to a pathway to citizenship for some people living in the country illegally.
    
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters tells reporters traveling with the president to Florida that "the Trump administration will not be discussing amnesty."
    
But she says the president wants "a responsible path forward" on immigration reform that "could include legal citizenship over a period of time." She later said that is just one possible example of what Congress might do.
    
Walters is also repeating the president's assertion that "no deal" was made on protections for young immigrants during a dinner Wednesday night between the president and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
    
She says they had "a constructive conversation," but "there was no deal made."
 


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is denying assertions by the two top congressional Democrats that they have an agreement with him that will preserve protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally while adding border security without the wall he has coveted.

Trump sent out a series of tweets before daybreak Thursday taking issue with characterizations by Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of talks the group at a White House dinner Wednesday evening.

Schumer and Pelosi said they'd reached an agreement to restore the so-called DACA program in exchange for some additional security enhancements to ward off illegal immigration.

But Trump said in a tweet: "No deal was made last night on DACA." "Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote," the president said.

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